When was the last time you thought about your home’s safety?
Whether you’ve moved into a new home or have lived in the same one for years, it’s always a good idea to make sure you have safety measures throughout your home just in case. We compiled a list of tips that you can follow to keep your home safe from what’s outside.
- Upgrade your windows
Even if you are thorough about locking windows before you leave or before you go to bed, it might not be enough if your windows are old. Your window frames and deadbolts should be strong enough to survive a break in attempt. White Oak Construction has been replacing windows for 40 years and can help you find perfect new windows that fit your style and budget. All windows are made to order to custom fit your home’s current window openings.
- Invest in a home security system
Home security systems are an effective way to not only keep intruders at bay, but also alert you if someone manages to break in. Security systems can alert you of any movement outside your home, and window and door sensors will tell you if someone tripped the system while attempting to get inside. There are plenty of affordable security systems that will add another layer of protection to your home.
- Install outdoor lighting
Like home security systems, outdoor lighting is another way to deter potential intruders. Outdoor lights make it hard to stay hidden, which can help you catch someone in the act of breaking in or spot suspicious activity.
- Get new doors
Your home’s doors should be more than just a stylish focal point; they should protect you from danger. If your doors are old and worn, it is possible that their hinges and deadbolts have weakened, which leaves you at risk. The factory-trained experts at White Oak Construction have plenty of experience installing new doors in homes all over Greater Indianapolis. Even better? All doors from White Oak come with a lifetime warranty, so if one doesn’t work, you can get it replaced free of charge.
- Lock your garage
One of the easiest ways to get inside your home that you may not think about is your garage. Instead of keeping garage door openers in cars, keep them inside or with you to prevent easy access into your space. Make sure you double check that your garage door cannot be opened manually even after you’ve shut it with an opener. It’s always better to be safe than sorry!